Hong Kong’s cash-rich art scene features major international players such as White Cube and Gagosian, says critic Mary Agnew, but there are also smaller galleries that challenge the status quo
Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the eastern district of Sai Ying Pun, 2P is the sole art gallery on a dead-end road otherwise populated by apartments, shops and launderettes. But this modest, well-designed space boasts a programme with considerable whack – it became the first homegrown Hong Kong gallery to be accepted into LISTE at Art Basel this year; it brought with it the considerable local talents of performance artist Morgan Wong and multimedia and installation artists Magdalen Wong, Wun Ting Wendy Tai and Canadian-based Will Kwan. The tiny gallery’s openings tend to be raucous social reunions – spilling on to the street outside – for the city’s artists, curators and writers.
• Shop 5, GF Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun, +852 2803 2151, 2p-gallery.com, free. Open Tues-Sat 1pm-7pm or by appointment